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What is Opposing Viewpoints?
Ever been in class, talking to friends, or scrolling through the news and come across a heated debate on a topic that you don't know that much about? Opposing Viewpoints is a great place to start. It takes controversial topics and highlights the main points, then pulls relevant articles, statistics, news, and more that work as good examples of both sides of the argument.
What is TOPCAT?
TOPCAT is our library catalog. You can search here for books, magazines, course reserves, DVDs, textbooks, and other items that we hold in our physical collection (i.e. things you can come pull off the shelf and check out). We also have some of our e-content in TOPCAT, but not all.
What is Ebook Central?
This is our main ebook vendor and you'll find over 140,000 ebooks across all different disciplines here. You can download ebooks or view them online, and they're all keyword searchable. Ebook Central is user friendly and easy to navigate.
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Why use Google Scholar?
Google Scholar takes some of the guesswork out of your research. Instead of wondering if the article you're reading is scholarly or comes from a reputable source, Google Scholar makes sure of it. You still have to do some legwork, but the quality of the information you have to work with is much higher. This is a great place to start academic research when your instructor says you need to find scholarly articles.
Use the barcode number (starts 4505) on your student ID for both the username & password to access e-resources from off campus.
Use the tabs to find resources for your class.
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Your library liaison is: Larry Duerr
One of the best resources for finding an article on a topic about Milwaukee is Academic Search Premier. You can find it on the Databases A to Z link on the library web page or you can search the database using the widget:
Use this guide to find information on epidemics. Your library liaison is: Dolores Skowronek
Let's start with a brief survey
Use this handout to determine if an article is considered scholarly: Is it a scholarly article or isn’t it?
The following websites provide historical and current information on epidemics and infectious diseases. Or, use the Best Websites for Nursing page to find other websites.
The Unseen Enemies: Man & Disease series examines the top eleven infectious disease killers in human history. Enter your Alverno network login and password to view the videos online.
Here is a sample of books that are available at the Alverno Library. Click the image for more information.
The following are available through the Alverno Library. You will need the 14 digit barcode on your student ID to access these books from off campus.
Your library liaison is: Becky Alford
You can browse this page to find tips and information about social media and evaluating different kinds of news.